Organizers for the event have passed along the following press release regarding tickets going on sale for the 2017 J-Pop Summit. In addition, they have also announced some of the talent that is scheduled to appear at the event!

J-POP SUMMIT 2017, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, has announced advance tickets for this year’s 2-day festival will go on sale on Friday, May 26th exclusively at:

J-POP SUMMIT 2017 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture located in San Francisco’s Marina district. Attendees will experience this year’s theme ARTS, EATS and INNOVATIONS; a vibrant celebration of Japanese pop culture featuring live music, Japanese food and travel attractions, and interactive technologies. The festival is accented by ramen vendors, sake-tasting, and additional events highlighted by celebrity Guests of Honor.

The festival also announces its first line-up of Guest of Honor artists scheduled to perform:


Babyraids Japan

Misaki Iwasa (Former AKB48)


Tickets on Sale for J-Pop Summit 2017

Additional artists and performers will be announced! Artist Meet-and-Greet event details also coming soon!

This year’s festival branding visuals feature striking artwork created by artist Hiroyuki-Mitsume Takahashi, who also attends the festival as a Guest of Honor. Guest details can be found at

Tickets on Sale for J-Pop Summit 2017

2017 marks the 9th consecutive year J-POP SUMMIT has been held in San Francisco.

J-POP SUMMIT 2017 (Fort Mason Center-only) Tickets are available for VIP, 1-Day, 2-Day, and Kid’s Passes (ages 0-12). Adult single-day passes start at only $35.00 each; 2-day passes start at only $50.00 each. Additional ticket purchase details can be found at:

Visit for festival information and a comprehensive listing of all the available J-POP SUMMIT 2017 ticket options.


J-POP SUMMIT is one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, held every summer in San Francisco, CA. By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan.

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